weaving


I’ve been busy, busy, busy getting ready to go to India. My creative endeavors this week have focused on fibers. I finished my weaving sampler (lots of mistakes, but a good amount of learning) and also finished knitting up some gifts for my family in India. This is the second Shell Fringe Scarf (pattern by Deanna K. Van Assche) that I have made and I’m planning a third as it makes such a beautiful gift. The toy kitten is from Knitty (Kate – pattern by Jess Hutchison). I’m doing two of these – one for each niece.
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I probably won’t get the opportunity to post for about three weeks. My goals for this trip are to: visit family, take lots of photos and video, draw a little bit every day, and keep my mind open.

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During the summer at the School of Art & Design the staff have the opportunity to explore the different art studios, learn a new skill and have some fun. So this week I spent some time learning to weave. I was fascinated by all of the clever weaving tools and machines that have been perfected over the centuries.

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I’m not sure where weaving will lead me. I can never be sure how these new skills will find their way into my artwork. It is a pleasant tangent though, after working so hard getting things ready for the Staff Exhibition.